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by ICMF
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power problems.
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

Re: Power problems.

Interesting idea. Sounds a little bulky though - I can squeeze a power bank in the case, but a second battery would require another layer. Starting to wonder if I should just bite the bullet and go with an eBay lipo... :( It'd be nice if I could just pull a battery out of a (reputable) power bank, b...
by ICMF
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero LCD screen
Replies: 6
Views: 5942

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero LCD screen

IMO, it depends how simple you want the installation to be. The BangGood screens can probably be made to work, through trial and error, possibly having to buy a couple of models before you find one that can be made to work. Really, you won't know until it's in your hands, disassembled, so you can se...
by ICMF
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)
Replies: 29
Views: 13117

Re: GAME BOY 1UP (Florian Renner concept)

Will do. Currently trying to figure out a power solution: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2734
by ICMF
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Help
Topic: Upcoming Project w/custom hardwood/plexi case
Replies: 25
Views: 8208

Re: Upcoming Project w/custom hardwood/plexi case

I was curious about the teensy. There seems to be some fairly cheap alternatives. Are they any good? harder to program? You have to be careful with the really cheap arduino boards. Most of the really cheap ones have ATmega328p chips, which don't really work well for this purpose. It's *much* harder...
by ICMF
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power problems.
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

Power problems.

So, I'm hoping to integrate a power bank into my build. There are a few reasons: I need a bigger battery because of my larger screen; it's cheaper than a powerboost; theoretically simpler; theoretically 'better' batteries vs. eBay lipos that don't meet their specs or will lose charge rapidly. The pr...
by ICMF
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: button holes accessorie
Replies: 9
Views: 2551

Re: button holes accessorie

Count the steps, or apply some tape or felt tipped marker on the step where you want to stop.

And also, go slowly and check your progress often.
by ICMF
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: button holes accessorie
Replies: 9
Views: 2551

Re: button holes accessorie

It is called a 'step drill' and should be available from any hardware store.
by ICMF
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Largest Battery Size
Replies: 22
Views: 10453

Re: Largest Battery Size

abrugsch wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:12 am
There is acutally no reason not to solder to the terminal of phone batteries
Well, the swapability is nice. ;) But, point taken, it's pretty safe to do.
by ICMF
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Largest Battery Size
Replies: 22
Views: 10453

Re: Largest Battery Size

Be careful not to buy shitty batteries from ebay, their capacity may not be as listed. Therein lies the problem, though. How do you know it's a shitty battery until you buy and test it? :cry: The only reason not to use a cellphone battery (as rodocop pointed out) is that it can be dangerous to sold...
by ICMF
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: GBZ DSi shoulder buttons
Replies: 9
Views: 3320

Re: GBZ DSi shoulder buttons

The OCD in me hopes you plan to straighten out that A button before sealing things up. :D

Looks cool otherwise, though.